If you’ve been considering selling your home, though you’re just starting to notice that it is looking a bit shabby, there are plenty of ways you could go about bringing it back to life. Sometimes all it takes to make a home feel new again is a fresh coat of paint. Not only will your property look great with a fresh coat of paint, but it also might increase in property value.
One of the best ROIs is a paint job, whether on the interior or exterior. A home with a fresh coat of paint might even attract new buyers.
The question is, of course,
Do you need to paint your home before selling?
Let’s go through a few helpful tips to get you started.
Painting the Exterior of Your Property
There is nothing more important than having a good first impression on potential buyers. The exterior of your home is the first thing that a potential buyer will see, meaning you need to make sure that the front of your home looks the best it can.
By simply painting the walls of your property, you can increase the curb appeal, giving your home a stand-out appearance in the neighborhood. We recommend going with neutral colors, as unique, bold, or bright/dark colors might reduce your potential buyer range.
Painting the Interior of Your Property
Just as the first impression of the exterior is important, so is the first impression of the exterior. Any paint peeling in your home is a problem. It tells buyers that you don’t take care of your property and there may be other underlying issues that they can’t see. If you’re thinking about covering up bad paint jobs with wallpaper, don’t.
Wallpaper often looks cheap and outdated, and will more than likely turn buyers off. Again, light and neutral colors are the best choice. They can make smaller spaces open up and allow prospective buyers to imagine themselves living in it with their favorite furnishings.
Tips for Painting
You want to make sure to take care of the painting process before you get any professional photos taken for your listing. You might want to consider hiring a professional to paint your house if you want it done cleanly. Professional painters will have the necessary equipment in their possession and the necessary experience to get the job done quickly and effectively.
Make sure that you smooth over any cracks or blemishes before you start painting so that you get the cleanest finish possible. It’s recommended that you start with some primer, even though it can be time-consuming, as primer makes a big difference in how the walls appear when finished.
When painting inside or outside, use drop sheet and place masking tape on areas that you want to protect. Painting can be a messy job and the last thing you want to do is create anymore messes for yourself to clean up.
Of course, before you do anything, begin by speaking with us here at HelloPad, as we know the current buyer market better than anyone and can help you choose the right styles and colors that buyers want most.